First Rendering Revealed for RAMSA’s 489-Foot-Tall Tower at 200 East 83rd Street, on the Upper East Side

200 East 83rd Street, Rendering (left), existing structure on the property (right)200 East 83rd Street, Rendering (left), existing structure on the property (right)

The first rendering has been revealed of 200 East 83rd Street, a 449-foot-tall residential tower from Robert A.M. Stern on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Naftali Group and Rockefeller Group, the structure will rise 35 stories and house 86 units. SLCE Architects as the architect of record for the project, which is located at Third Avenue and East 83rd Street.

The rendering depicts Stern’s trademark take on prewar New York style, with a pale limestone and precast concrete façade. Both the podium and the slender tower feature numerous setbacks for private terraces, a welcome feature for the condominiums, which will average 2,393 square feet apiece. Two sets of loggias are interspersed throughout the grid of windows on the podium and tower. There will also be ground-floor retail with frontage on both Third Avenue and East 83rd Street.

Rendering of 200 East 83rd Street / Naftali Group

200 East 83rd Street. Rendering by RAMSA

According to permits filed in 2019, the 243,128-square-foot development will allocate 205,877 square feet to residential space and 3,033 square feet to commercial space, and include 26 enclosed parking spaces. It is unclear what other amenities will be available to residents.

200 East 83rd Street is located three blocks away from the 86th Street subway station on Lexington Avenue, serviced by the 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as the 86th Street subway station on Second Avenue, serviced by the Q train.

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26 Comments on "First Rendering Revealed for RAMSA’s 489-Foot-Tall Tower at 200 East 83rd Street, on the Upper East Side"

  1. Love the loggias.

  2. I’m so over this faux pre-war nonsense, and I love prewar! The problem with Stern (and I really respect him) is that he’s a one-trick pony. You can tell a stern building from a mile away because they all look exactly the same. What’s so great about pre-war is that why there is def a coherent style, a common thread, they are all so visually different, from the finishes to the texture to the material. That’s what makes Park Avenue, West End Avenue, Central Park West, much of Fifth, so incredible…Everything is similar, contextual, but wildly different.

    • This seems like one of Stern’s better efforts..and most of us are sort of “one trick ponies”..but luckily, there are lots of ponies.

    • Too bad. This is BEAUTIFUL and fits so nicely in NYC. BEAUTIFUL. MORE of this designer/architect, PLEASE

    • I’m inclined to agree, though at least all of these Stern buildings aren’t on top of one another, which is not something you can say about similar looking glass box residential towers on the Upper East Side. More than once, I’d think to myself, “Isn’t there a diner or a pizzeria I liked somewhere around here?” and find my recollection of the location–the ground floor of a five-story walk-up down the street from an undistinguished glass box on the corner with a bank or a Duane Reade on the ground floor–could describe any avenue block from First to Third, from 60th Street to 95th. (Something similar could be said of Columbus and Amerdam on the Upper West Side.) That said, some variety in finish or texture would be nice.

    • I agree, it’s a fine firm and the work is consistently solid in it’s performance to the client’s program, but the intense self referencing, of already highly referenced work, is lately resulting in these strained and thin designs.
      added to which, as to be expected, this first render is likely a much finer building than will be ultimately realized after value engineering, and the vicissitudes of a 3rd avenue location.

    • With all the bland glassy structures going up all over the city (for decades), I love that we have Stern adding classic architecture throughout Manhattan. It adds continuity to the past and if anything shows that Stern has no ego, but rather a love for NYC and its classic pre-war architecture.

      It’s not like you don’t have plenty of variety coming from all other architects, right?

  3. Giorgio Righi Riva | May 27, 2020 at 10:53 am | Reply

    architect is Peter Pennoyer not Stern

  4. Nice looking structure, but, too tall for the Yorkville area, we do not need any more high rises in the neighborhood, it is already saturated. Go build thus structure elsewhere…

    • Why would anyone living in Manhattan complain about the height of buildings? The taller, the better.

    • It obvious you are not going to live next door to this monstrosity. I will be. My building is right next door to it and my apartment will be almost completely blocked of all light. Yorkville does not need any of these huge hi rises. They belong in midtown. And, oh, did I mention that Another monstrosity is going up on the 2nd ave corner of 83rd Street? So 83rd between 2nd and Third ave will be sandwiched in between these 2 buildings drawing more people, more congestion to an already overdeveloped region.

  5. The design architect is Stern’s office, while record is SLCE.

  6. Randall Cummings | May 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm | Reply

    Set a sphere on top , short empire state building.

  7. Very nice design. I love it. So imposing and evolved. More from this designer/architect, please

  8. This is really good – especially for RAMSA. I love the arches – they haven’t nearly been this pronounced in other RAMSA buildings. This is a very good variation on a theme.

  9. I love it! This might end up being the best RAMSA building.

  10. Very handsome; an undiscovered design by Bottomley, Wagoner and White?
    but really… has nothing changed in 90 years?
    Tragic-hilarious juxtaposition of tenement neighbors at base; a social, and aesthetic rerun of River House amidst the walk-ups in the depression era East 50s.

  11. Michael Perron | May 28, 2020 at 10:36 am | Reply

    I think its time to get over pre war sesign and go with future material and ennergy efficiancy concepts. But i like Sterns Design. Very respecful

  12. so sad to see these little low rise buildings being demolished. They will be extinct. The whole fabric of NYC is gone.

  13. Another RAMS masterpiece! I love his work. I’ll take his “one-trick pony” style over glass any day.

  14. non essential worker | June 9, 2020 at 9:13 am | Reply

    They were working during Covid-19 even they don’t get permission.
    Not nice, and they just make noise.
    Everyone should report to NYC311.

  15. Is there really still a market for these ultra-luxury apartments?

  16. We live across the street from this monstrosity. For months (minus the work stoppage for Covid 19), we’ve been subjected to 10+ hours a day of rock chopping, with noise in my apartment reaching as high as 80 decibels, which, by the way, is considered harmful. How and why is anyone allowed to subject people to this sort of torture (and I don’t use that word lightly). Until multiple complaints to the developer, we never heard a peep from Naftali about what to expect during construction — or any apology for the horrific disruption. Yet again, another uncaring developer pushes out small business and builds apartments only a small fraction of people will ever be able to afford, with ground-level retail that’s destined to remain empty for a long, long time.

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